Subject: Re: Now it's CBDTPA
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/26/2002 21:07:42
On 26.03.02, 10:50:12, Rick Kelly wrote:
> This bill is going to really screw things up if it passes.
> Parts of the bill basically ban opensource software.
> -- 
> Rick Kelly

There are two on-line petitions to oppose the bills. The first one is
rather older and is against the old incarnation of this bill, called
"Security Systems Standards and Certification Act" (SSSCA), which
already has more than 72,000 signatures.

It is here:

The other one is obviously quite new and not so popular, but has
basically the same text. It has only some 42 signatures as of now.

It is here:

I cannot sign them since I am not a U. S. citizen, but I think that
really no-one, except the large media companies, could honestly want
such a restriction. It would effectively isolate the USA from the
complete rest of the free software world, if enacted in its proposed

Enough of politics, but I think this one is important.


Bernd Sieker

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